Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Is it finished yet?"

A couple of years ago I made afghans for my sisters and sisters-in-law birthday's. My niece, Alexis, fell in love with one I made for my sister, Melanie and wanted me to make one just like it for her. I took little Lexie to Wal-mart and let her pick out the yarn she wanted then quickly forgot about it. Oops! This year for her birthday I finally finished her blanket, however, I forgot to take a picture.

I decided I couldn't make one for Alexis without making one for my other nieces as well. This year all of the nieces will get an afghan for their birthday. Quickly after finishing up Lexie's, I started on one for her step-sister Chauncia. (They both had a birthday in September) Hers was quite a bit simpler than Lexie's. I couldn't find a pattern that interested me so I created a very simple design inspired by an extremely old afghan I have that once belonged to my Grandma.

I love to crochet and give my creations as gifts. Earlier this year a couple I know had a baby boy. They decorated the baby's room in camouflage so I chose a camo colored variegated yarn for this basket weave pattern blanket. It was a big hit. I think his dad uses it more than he does.

My current crochet project is a Christmas present for my mom, then onto another afghan for a niece's birthday. Out of seventeen nieces and nephews, I sure am glad there are only five girls.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Awesome afgans! I cannot crochet. I'm crafty but not THAT crafty! I think it's great that you're making them each something special like that. One of the things I'm trying to teach my kids is to appreciate the love that goes into homemade gifts. I'm sure your nieces think those afgans are fantastic.

I cheated for my kids and just sewed up some non-quilted blankets out of that super soft Minky stuff. I'm lazy. Shoot me!